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Old 05-16-2012, 09:21 PM
 
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I would suppose Denver is one and maybe Flagstaff is another.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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If you consider Flagstaff a city it's 2000' higher than Denver at 7000'. Denver is the largest big city at high elevation.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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If you consider Flagstaff a city it's 2000' higher than Denver at 7000'. Denver is the largest big city at high elevation.
Denver elevation = Around 5,280 ft
Flagstaff elevation = Around 6,910 ft
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:40 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Santa Fe, NM, At over 7,000 feet in altitude, it's the highest state capital in the US

Leadville, CO at 10,152 feet in altitude is the highest incorporated town/city in the US.

Both places are incredibly beautiful.
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:11 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Albuquerque spans the mile mark with much of the city being over 5,500 and as high as 6,000+. Albuquerque is not as big as Denver, but with nearly a million in the metro area, it is not insignificant, either.

When Denverites brag about being the 'mile-high city', Albuquerqueans are not impressed :-)
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:56 AM
 
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Little known fact, but we have inhabitable areas a mile high or more east of the Mississippi River. It's not a big city but Beech Mountain, NC tops out at 5500 feet. Town Of Beech Mountain
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:38 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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One of the highest "large cities" is Colorado Springs (pop: 416,000), officially @ 6,035 ft ASL, but significantly higher in some areas. The foothill areas of the city, such as Broadmoor, Mountain Shadows and Rockrimmon, are 7,000 ft plus.
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:09 AM
 
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I believe that Boone, North Carolina, claims to be the highest incorporated city east of the Mississippi, at 3,333 feet. The highest Interstate highway east of the Mississippi is I-26 at the TN/NC line, at 3,575.

However, Boone is not the highest city east of the Rockies. In fact, Boise City, in the flat Oklahoma panhandle, is higher than that.
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:37 AM
 
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I believe that Boone, North Carolina, claims to be the highest incorporated city east of the Mississippi, at 3,333 feet.
Beech Mountain is incorporated and the highest city east of the Rockies at 5500 feet. Community Profile
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Colorado Springs for sure.
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